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9 Contemporary Love Stories That Will Make You Swoon

| Posted 02.11.2014 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus Love may be one of literature’s oldest topics but if an agile, exciting writer takes it on, love can feel new. The...

10 Differences Between Finding Love In A Romance Novel And In Real Life

Patience Bloom | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Patience Bloom

Sixteen years ago, when I started editing romances, I had an inkling that real love might not resemble the fantasy. There were a few similarities: the goose bumps, surprising emotions, nights out on the town, nights indoors, and the potential for that coveted walk down the aisle.

What Makes A Great Romance Novel?

A.D. Robertson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
A.D. Robertson

What makes a truly fantastic romance? Do readers want to gain entrance to a temple or buy a ticket to an amusement park?

WATCH: Romance Author On Self-Publishing Success

Posted 07.30.2013 | Books

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Fabio's Best Book Covers

Posted 03.15.2013 | Fifty

Fabio Lanzoni, the longhaired, 6’3”, perfectly chiseled Italian model/actor/author is turning 54 today -- and is still looking better than ever. ...

Royal Watching and Royal Reading

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.16.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Fun fact: I was almost Mrs. Prince William and thus the future Queen of Engl...

The Sexiest Scent of All

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I used to have a signature scent: It was Chanel No. 22 (the younger, lighter...

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover--or a Woman by Her Wardrobe

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I've been thinking a lot about clothing lately--more than usua...

5 Things My Dog Made Me Learn the Hard Way

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure When I was 21 years old, I made a list of reasons why I can and...

How to Eat Vegetables

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure We all know we should eat our vegetables. But I realized someth...

First Kisses: What I Learned from Bruce, Kenny, Jason, and the Avetts

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure This summer, I was lucky to see a few great concerts. In the mi...

This "Guilty Pleasure" Is Soooo
Good for You

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The other night I was trying to explain historical romance nov...

Casting Doubt on Organic Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I don't care about the nutritional differences between organic ...

The Art of Going Back to School (When You're...Older)

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure At the age of--well, never mind that--I have gone back to school....

How to Get More Hours in the Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The dog made me do it. Every morning at precisely 6 a.m.--on the d...

What We Learn From Racing

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Once upon a time, I ran a race. It was the 800-meter dash durin...

Good News for Girls

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.10.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure There have been some great stories about women in the news la...

The Battle Cry of the Romance Authors

Elise Sax | Posted 10.01.2012 | Books
Elise Sax

It was a battle cry. A declaration of war from authors to traditional publishers if they didn't get with the program and do what the authors want... more marketing, a bigger cut of the profits.

The Desert of Maine

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The Desert of Maine is one of those roadside attractions you ju...

Romance Writers and the 50 Shades of Happy Endings

Elise Sax | Posted 09.21.2012 | Books
Elise Sax

Romance writers are supportive of each other. They are the Sisterhood of the Traveling Laptops, quick to lend a hand or writing tip to an up-and-coming author. They jump at the chance to encourage their colleagues. They are also fans.

Never Miss the Opening Act--
Plus 3 Great New Bands!

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure After recently attending a bunch of concerts, I have discover...

Romance Novels Without The Sex?

Ariel J. Smythe | Posted 09.18.2012 | Books
Ariel J. Smythe

While "No-Sex" and "Romance" might seem incongruent, especially given those bodice-ripper covers we've come to know so well, Edenbrooke has proven itself to be a winner right out of the gate, receiving a coveted starred review from Publisher's Weekly.

Why Smart Women Read Romance Novels

Anne Browning Walker | Posted 09.11.2012 | Books
Anne Browning Walker

So go ahead. If you're still feeling a little embarrassed, download a romance onto your e-reader. Aside from your blushing, you might discover a passion for a whole new genre. As it turns out, smart women read romance, too.

Mint & Radish Summer Salad

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.05.2012 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I love inventing recipes using what's available at the farmer...

Is Your Beach Reading Dangerous?

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Summer beach reading is here, which means that suddenly it's OK...